MS Dhoni’s Iconic No.7 Jersey Retired – BCCI Decision

MS Dhoni’s Iconic No.7 Jersey Retired – BCCI Decision: Paying tribute to former Indian captain MS Dhoni, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to retire his number 7 jersey. Dhoni played all three formats of cricket for India wearing this jersey number.

Let us tell you that Dhoni is the only captain to make India win three ICC trophies. He has made India champion in the ICC ODI World Cup, ICC T20 World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy.

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MS Dhoni’s Iconic No.7 Jersey Retired – BCCI Decision

According to the Indian Express report, BCCI has informed the national team players, especially the debutants, that they do not have the option to choose the jersey numbers associated with Tendulkar and Dhoni.

Let us tell you that like Dhoni, the only other cricketer to receive such an honour is Sachin Tendulkar. BCCI also retired his signature number 10 jersey in 2017.

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No Player Can Get Number 7 And 10 Jersey

Let us tell you that retiring the jersey means that no other Indian player can use these two jersey numbers while playing cricket. The report also said that a BCCI official said, ‘Young players and players of the current Indian team have been asked not to choose MS Dhoni’s number 7 jersey.’

BCCI has decided to retire Dhoni’s T-shirt for his contribution to the game. A new player cannot get number 7 and number 10 is already out of the list of available numbers.

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This Is The Rule For Choosing a Jersey

Let us tell you that as a rule ICC allows players to choose any number between 1 and 100, but in India, there are limited options. The BCCI official said, ‘At present, there are around 60 numbers for the regular players and contenders of the Indian team.

Therefore, even if a player is out of the team for almost a year, we do not give his number to any new player. This means that a player who has recently debuted has about 30 numbers to choose from.

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Young Jaiswal Did Not Get The Desired Jersey Number

Let us tell you that earlier this year, when 21-year-old opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal was debuting for India, he was keen to take the number 19 jersey, which he wears while playing for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

However, this number was given to cricketer-turned-commentator Dinesh Karthik, who is no longer playing for India but is still an active player. That’s why Jaiswal was seen in jersey number 64.

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